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INCENTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incentive mean? 

INCENTIVE (noun)
  The noun INCENTIVE has 2 senses:

1. a positive motivational influence
2. an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

  Familiarity information: INCENTIVE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCENTIVE (noun)


Sense 1incentive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A positive motivational influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Synonyms:

incentive; inducement; motivator

Hypernyms ("incentive" is a kind of...):

rational motive (a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incentive"):

dynamic; moral force (an efficient incentive)

Antonym:

disincentive (a negative motivational influence)


Sense 2incentive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

bonus; incentive

Hypernyms ("incentive" is a kind of...):

payment (a sum of money paid)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incentive"):

dividend (a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus))

sales incentive (remuneration offered to a salesperson for exceeding some predetermined sales goal)

Holonyms ("incentive" is a part of...):

incentive program; incentive scheme (a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something)


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